1 Misit ergo Iosue filius Nun de Settim duos viros exploratores in abscondito et dixit eis; "Ite et considerate terram urbemque Iericho" Qui pergentes ingressi sunt domum mulieris meretricis nomine Rahab et quieverunt ibi.
2 Nuntiatumque est regi Iericho et dictum: "Ecce viri ingressi sunt huc per noctem de filiis Israel, ut explorarent terram"
3 Misitque rex Iericho ad Rahab dicens: "Educ viros, qui venerunt ad te et ingressi sunt domum tuam; exploratores quippe sunt et omnem terram considerare venerunt"
4 Tollensque mulier viros abscondit et ait: "Fateor, venerunt ad me, sed nesciebam unde essent;
5 cumque porta clauderetur in tenebris, et illi pariter exierunt, nescio quo abierunt. Persequimini cito et comprehendetis eos"
6 Ipsa autem fecit ascendere viros in solarium domus suae operuitque eos lini stipula, quae ibi erat.
7 Hi autem, qui missi fuerant, secuti sunt eos per viam, quae ducit ad vadum Iordanis; illisque egressis, statim porta clausa est.
8 Necdum obdormierant qui latebant, et ecce mulier ascendit ad eos et ait:
2:9" Novi quod tradiderit Dominus vobis terram, et irruit in nos terror vester, et elanguerunt omnes habitatores terrae coram vobis.
10 Audivimus enim quod siccaverit Dominus aquas maris Rubri ad vestrum introitum, quando egressi estis ex Aegypto, et quae feceritis duobus Amorraeorum regibus, qui erant trans Iordanem, Sehon et Og, quos interfecistis.
11 Et haec audientes pertimuimus, et elanguit cor nostrum, nec remansit in nobis spiritus ad introitum vestrum; Dominus enim Deus vester ipse est Deus in caelo sursum et in terra deorsum.
12 Nunc ergo iurate mihi per Dominum, ut, quomodo ego feci vobiscum misericordiam, ita et vos faciatis cum domo patris mei detisque mihi signum verum,
13 ut salvetis patrem meum et matrem, fratres ac sorores meas et omnia, quae eorum sunt, et eruatis animas nostras de morte"
14 Qui responderunt ei: "Anima nostra sit pro vobis in mortem, si tamen non prodideris; cumque tradiderit nobis Dominus terram, faciemus in te misericordiam et veritatem"
15 Demisit ergo eos per funem de fenestra; domus enim eius haerebat muro, et in muro habitabat.
16 Dixitque ad eos: "Ad montana pergite, ne forte occurrant vobis persecutores, ibique latete diebus tribus, donec redeant; et postea ibitis per viam vestram.
17 Qui dixerunt ad eam: "Innoxii erimus a iuramento hoc, quo adiurasti nos,
18 si, ingredientibus nobis terram, signum fuerit funiculus iste coccineus, et ligaveris eum in fenestra, per quam nos demisisti, et patrem tuum ac matrem fratresque et omnem cognationem tuam congregaveris in domum tuam.
19 Qui ostium domus tuae egressus fuerit, sanguis ipsius erit in caput eius, et nos erimus innoxii; cunctorum autem sanguis, qui tecum fuerint in domo, redundabit in caput nostrum, si eos aliquis tetigerit.
20 Quod si prodideris hoc verbum, erimus mundi ab hoc iuramento, quo adiurasti nos"
21 Et illa respondit: "Sicut locuti estis, ita fiat" Dimittensque eos, ut pergerent, appendit funiculum coccineum in fenestra.
22 Illi vero ambulantes pervenerunt ad montana et manserunt ibi tres dies, donec reverterentur, qui fuerant persecuti; quaerentes enim per omnem viam non reppererunt eos.
23 Duo viri reversi sunt et descenderunt de monte et, transmisso Iordane, venerunt ad Iosue filium Nun narraveruntque ei omnia, quae acciderant sibi,
24 atque dixerunt: "Tradidit Dominus in manus nostras omnem terram, et timore prostrati sunt cuncti habitatores eius in conspectu nostro"
King James Version
1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there.
2 And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.
3 And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.
4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:
5 And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wot not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.
6 But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.
7 And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.
8 ¶ And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;
9 And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.
11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the LORD your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token:
13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.
14 And the men answered her, Our life for your's, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the LORD hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.
15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.
16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.
17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.
18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father's household, home unto thee.
19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.
20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.
21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.
22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.
23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them:
24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the LORD hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.